The Refinery offers comprehensive weight loss services to help you achieve your weight loss goals. After an initial consultation, your provider will help determine if our program is appropriate for you.
What is the weight loss program?
At The Refinery we use a combination of once weekly Semaglutide injections and LipoFit injections as a tool to assist you in meeting your weight loss goals. We use these injection therapies with a combination of guided dietary and exercise goals to help create long-term habits that you can sustain once you come off the medication.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a once weekly, 100% FDA approved weight loss medication. It works by activating the GLP-1 (glucagon like peptide) receptors. This slows gastric emptying which helps you feel fuller longer and reduces appetite. Semaglutide also reduces the formation of plaque in your blood vessels which decreases your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
How often do I have to take it?
It is a once weekly injection that we give you in the office or that you give yourself depending on where you are in the program.
Who can take Semaglutide?
Anyone with a BMI > 25.0 and who also does not have a family history of thyroid cancer.
What if I want to stop?
You can just stop! No need to taper off or reduce the medication to stop.
What is LipoFit?
LipoFit is also known as MIC-B12 shot. MIC-B12 stands for Methionine, Inositol, Choline, and Vitamin B12.
M – stands for Methionine. It is an essential amino acid. It plays a role as an antioxidant that helps breakdown fat molecules by your liver. It also is essential for healthy collagen formation in your body so helps improve skin’s elasticity, strengthens hair, nails, connective tissue, and cartilage. It can also reduce the amount of histamine in the body which is beneficial for anyone with chronic allergies or inflammatory conditions.
I – stands for Inositol. It helps support proper cell
formation, boost immune system, lower cholesterol levels, and converts food into energy. Inositol helps participate in the action of Serotonin (feel good hormone) and helps neurons communicate better in your nervous system. This has been shown to help regulate mood, depression, anxiety, OCD, and appetite.
C – stands for Choline. It is a water-soluble nutrient that supports liver function. It plays an essential role in breaking down fat buildup and transporting fat out of the liver.
B12 – stands for Vitamin B12. It is a water-soluble vitamin with a long list of benefits. It is found naturally in a health diet but things like stress or poor eating habits can make you deficient. Vitamin B-12 provides a boost of energy, plays a key role in digestion and metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, and helps in formation of healthy red blood cells.
The combination of these ingredients helps support the body’s removal of fat and toxins, helps increase mood, and help boost energy levels and metabolism.
How often can I take it?
This shot is recommended 1-3 times per week depending on the individual.